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  Orient IAS announces the launch of its PGP  for CSM- 2019. This Test Series aims to provide an objective evaluation of each aspirant’s performance, which would lead to an overall improvement in his/her preparation. Objectives: The Test Series aims to provide aspirants:
  1. A simulated exam environment so that they are better prepared for the real challenge
  2. An opportunity to test their level of preparedness for the examination
  3. A sense of confidence so that they are sure of their success in the Main examination without any anxiety

Components:

    • Total of 17 Mocks
    • 15 Practice + 4 Full Length
    • Every test will be of 250 marks and 3hr. Duration
    • Model answers/Pointers will be provided for every test
    • One on One/telephonic discussion with students.
    • Discussion on the best ways to attempt questions effectively and efficiently
    • Special focus on enhancing test-taking skills of Civil Services aspirants
    • Flexible Module (candidates can attempt test as per their schedule)
    • All India Rankings
    • Price: 16,500/- (Inclusive of taxes)
          Duration of Test Series: 07 Oct 2018 – 23 Jan 2019 Timings: Candidates can give test as per their convenience on the day of test.
Test Code Date of Test   Topics Covered
PGP 1 (19 Compulsory Questions to gauge the content and writing style)               07/10/18                       ·       Comparative Politics: Nature and major approaches; political economy and political sociology perspectives; limitations of the comparative method. ·       State in comparative perspective: Characteristics and changing nature of the State in capitalist and socialist economies, and, advanced industrial and developing societies. ·       Politics of Representation and Participation: Political parties, pressure groups and social movements in advanced industrial and developing societies. ·       Approaches to the Study of International Relations: Idealist, Realist, Marxist, Functionalist and Systems theory. ·       Key concepts in International Relations: National interest, Security and power; Balance of power and deterrence; Transnational actors and collective security; World capitalist economy and globalisation. ·       Evolution of the International Economic System: From Brettonwoods to WTO; Socialist economies and the CMEA (Council for Mutual Economic Assistance); Third World demand for new international economic order; Globalisation of the world economy. ·       Globalisation: Responses from developed and developing societies.
PGP 2 (19 Compulsory Questions to gauge the content and writing style)   12/10/18   ·       Changing International Political Order:
  1. Rise of super powers; strategic and ideological Bipolarity, arms race and Cold War; nuclear threat;
  2. Non-aligned movement : Aims and achievements;
  3. Collapse of the Soviet Union; Unipolarity and American hegemony; relevance of non-alignment in the contemporary world.
United Nations: Envisaged role and actual record; specialized UN agencies-aims and functioning; need for UN reforms. ·       Regionalisation of World Politics: EU, ASEAN, APEC, SAARC, NAFTA. ·       Contemporary Global Concerns: Democracy, human rights, environment, gender justice, terrorism, nuclear proliferation. United Nations: Envisaged role and actual record; specialized UN agencies-aims and functioning; need for UN reforms. ·       Regionalisation of World Politics: EU, ASEAN, APEC, SAARC, NAFTA. ·       Contemporary Global Concerns: Democracy, human rights, environment, gender justice, terrorism, nuclear proliferation.
PGP 3 (19 Compulsory Questions to gauge the content and writing style) 17/10/18 ·       Complete Section A (paper II)
PGP 4 (19 Compulsory Questions to gauge the content and writing style) 22/10/18     ·       India and the World: ·       Indian Foreign Policy: Determinants of foreign policy; institutions of policy-making; continuity and change. ·       India’s Contribution to the Non-Alignment Movement: Different phases; current role. ·       India and South Asia: ·       Regional Co-operation: SAARC – past performance and future prospects. ·       South Asia as a Free Trade Area. ·       India’s “Look East” policy.
PGP 5 (19 Compulsory Questions to gauge the content and writing style) 27/10/18 ·       Impediments to regional co-operation: river water disputes; illegal cross-border migration; ethnic conflicts and insurgencies; border disputes. ·       India and the Global South: Relations with Africa and Latin America; leadership role in the demand for NIEO and WTO negotiations. ·       India and the Global Centres of Power: USA, EU, Japan, China and Russia. ·       India and the UN System: Role in UN Peace-keeping; demand for Permanent Seat in the Security Council. ·       India and the Nuclear Question: Changing perceptions and policy. ·       Recent developments in Indian Foreign policy: India’s position on the recent crisis in Afghanistan, Iraq and West Asia, growing relations with US and Israel; vision of a new world order.
PGP 6 (19 Compulsory Questions to gauge the content and writing style) 02/11/18 ·       Complete Section B (paper II)
PGP 7 (19 Compulsory Questions to gauge the content and writing style)           09/11/18 ·       Political theory meaning and approaches ·       Theories of the state: Liberal, Neoliberal, Marxist, Pluralist, Post-colonial and feminist. ·       Justice: Conceptions of justice with special reference to Rawl’s theory of justice and its communitarian critiques. ·       Equality: Social, political and economic; relationship between equality and freedom; Affirmative action.
PGP 8 (19 Compulsory Questions to gauge the content and writing style)   14/11/18   ·       Rights: Meaning and theories; different kinds of rights; concept of Human Rights. ·       Democracy: Classical and contemporary theories; different models of democracy, representative, participatory and deliberative. ·       Concept of power, hegemony, ideology and legitimacy. ·       Political Ideologies: Liberalism, Socialism, Marxism, Fascism, Gandhism and Feminism.
PGP 9 (19 Compulsory Questions to gauge the content and writing style)   19/11/18 ·       Complete Syllabus Pol theory
PGP 10 (19 Compulsory Questions to gauge the content and writing style)       25/11/18                   ·       Indian Political Thought: Dharamshastra, Arthashastra and Buddhist traditions ; Sir Syed Ahmed Khan, Sri Aurobindo, M.K. Gandhi, B.R. Ambedkar, M.N. Roy .
PGP 11 ( 19 Compulsory Questions to gauge the content and writing style)   30/11/18   ·       Western Political Thought: Plato ,Aristotle, Machiavelli, Hobbes, Locke, John,S. Mill, Marx, Gramsci, Hannah Arendt.
PGP 12 ( 19 Compulsory Questions to gauge the content and writing style)   05/12/18 ·       Complete Syllabus IPT/WPT
PGP 13 (19 Compulsory Questions to gauge the content and writing style)       10/12/18                   Indian Nationalism: ·       Political Strategies of India’s Freedom struggle : constitutionalism to mass Satyagraha, Non-cooperation, Civil Disobedience ; militant and revolutionary movements, Peasant and workers’ movements. ·       Perspectives on Indian National Movement: Liberal, Socialist and Marxist; Radical humanist and Dalit. ·       Making of the Indian Constitution: Legacies of the British rule; different social and political perspectives. ·       Salient Features of the Indian Constitution: The Preamble, Fundamental Rights and Duties, Directive Principles; Parliamentary System and Amendment Procedures; Judicial Review and Basic Structure doctrine. ·       Principal Organs of the Union Government: Envisaged role and actual working of the Executive, Legislature and Supreme Court. ·       Principal Organs of the State Government: Envisaged role and actual working of the Executive, Legislature and High Courts. ·       Grassroots Democracy: Panchayati Raj and Municipal Government; significance of 73rd and 74th Amendments; Grassroot movements.
PGP 14 ( 19 Compulsory Questions to gauge the content and writing style)   15/12/18   ·       Statutory Inst i tut ions/Commissions: Election Commission, Comptroller and Auditor General, Finance Commission, Union Public Service Commission, National Commission for Scheduled Castes, National Comission for scheduled Tribes, National Commission for Women; National Human Rights Commission, National Commission for Minorities, National Backward Classes Commission. ·       Federalism: Constitutional provisions; changing nature of centre-state relations; integrationist tendencies and regional aspirations; inter-state disputes. ·       Planning and Economic Development : Nehruvian and Gandhian perspectives; role of planning and public sector; Green Revolution, land reforms and agrarian relations; liberalilzation and economic reforms. ·       Caste, Religion and Ethnicity in Indian Politics. ·       Party System: National and regional political parties, ideological and social bases of parties; patterns of coalition politics; Pressure groups, trends in electoral behaviour; changing socio- economic profile of Legislators. ·       Social Movements: Civil liberties and human rights movements; women’s movements; environmentalist movements
PGP 15 ( 19 Compulsory Questions to gauge the content and writing style)   20/12/18 ·       Complete Syllabus Section B (Paper I)
FLT1 02/01/19 ·       Comprehensive Paper 1
FLT2 17/01/19 ·       Comprehensive Paper 2
FLT 1 23/01/19 (Forenoon) ·       Comprehensive Paper 1
FLT 2 23/01/19 (Afternoon) ·       Comprehensive Paper 2
 
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